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Men in Black III

A movie directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

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'Men In Black 3' Two Jews On Film Agree It's The Best One Yet (Video)

  • May 23, 2012
Rating:
+4

By Joan Alperin Schwartz

Okay people...They are back...

Those alien fighting dudes, in their black sport jackets, white shirts, skinny ties, shooting gadgets that can wipe your memory clean, faster than you can say 'The Martians Are Coming'

Not only are they back, after a fifteen year absence, but...Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) are better than ever. And that's...

Thanks to director, Barry Sonnenfeld and the screenwriters, Etan Cohen, and David Koepp, based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham the third in the franchise 



The plot, without giving too much away, involves...time travel, a super grotesque alien known as Boris The Animal (Jermaine Clement) who can shoot ugly deadly spider like creatures from his various orifices...

A super adorable fifth dimension alien (aren't they all?) named Griffin (Michael Stulberg) who is able to see several different futures all at the same time...



Andy Warhol (Bill Hader) a younger Agent K (the wonderful Josh Brolin who does a killer imitation of Tommy Lee) Emma Thomas as the head of MIB, her younger self (Alice Eva) and all sorts of fun and at times...gross things.

On an aside...I don't think I'll eat Chinese food for a very long time.

Anyway, to summarize...Boris escapes from his maxim security prison on the moon and he's really, really pissed.  You can't blame him.  His race has been wiped out of existence, and thanks to Agent K, he's been locked up for over 40 years. Now, he wants one thing...Well maybe two or three...

Travel back in time to 1969, kill Agent K and with the help of hs peeps, invade earth.

Luckily for K, J will do anything and everything to stop this from happening.  What are partners for, right?
'Men In Black 3' shot in 3D, is exciting, super funny, and has exciting action and effects.  But what makes this film my favorite in the franchise is that the script focuses on the relationship between Agent K and Agent J and...there's a really nice reveal toward the end.

By the way' MIB3 like the first two, is filled with all kinds of important information including...All models are aliens and...Well, you just have to see this film, which opens in theatres May 25, 2012, to find out the rest.

I gave 'Men In Black 3' 4 bagels out of 5,  Check out our video to see John's bagel rating and to see him shoot a couple of aliens.  
'Men In Black 3' Two Jews On Film Agree It's The Best One Yet (Video) 'Men In Black 3' Two Jews On Film Agree It's The Best One Yet (Video) 'Men In Black 3' Two Jews On Film Agree It's The Best One Yet (Video)

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June 12, 2012
Love your reviews
June 12, 2012
thank you so much. Really appreciate it.
 
May 25, 2012
glad the two of you liked it. I skimmed your review since I will see this after I see CHERNOBYL DIARIES. I will comment more once I've seen it :)
May 30, 2012
saw it....and I loved that Chinese restaurant scene. even John looks like he had a lot of fun. "Intergalactic call girl" sounds like something I would see... LOL!
May 30, 2012
actually it's about an intergalactic pimp...but close. Seeing 'Promethus' tomorrow. Really excited about that one..
May 30, 2012
LOL! Yay! I cannot wait to know what you two will think of it!
 
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review by . May 26, 2012
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review by . May 30, 2012
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review by . July 11, 2012
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In 1997 the first Men in Black movie came out.  It was different, it was weird.  It exceeded expectations.  So when Men in Black 2 came out in 2002 it was exciting to see... but they did nothing to expand upon anything.  No new characters, new rules or anything.  And then they backtracked by trying to write Tommy Lee Jones back into the movie which meant that our villain was... stupid.  Men in Black 3 doesn't have to try to be better than the second movie because …
review by . May 26, 2012
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review by . May 24, 2012
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Quick Tip by . September 10, 2012
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Saw this on board the Singapore Airline flight just last week. Not bad entertainment and certainly feels like a trend on the recent moviesl the handover of old cast to the new (ie. Batman, Spiderman, Bourne Legacy, etc...). Except this one goes back in time to the partner in his youth. An end to triology perhaps?!
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My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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